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Coffee revolution picking pace

By May 8, 2023 No Comments
H.E Governor Wisley Rotich toured Soy South Ward to assess uptake of coffee growing by farmers in the area.
He visited the residents of Kormut and was impressed with the establishment of coffee nurseries which now have 60,000 ready coffee seedlings, enough to plant about 100 acres in addition to the 40,000 seedlings at Kapkanao.
The seedlings, noted the Governor, was a sure way to accelerate his cash crop marshal plan through coffee growing to create wealth for locals.
He encouraged each household in the area to grow at least 250 trees, equivalent to a quarter of an acre. At optimum, this can produce about 500 kilos of coffee beans.
The Governor was joined in the tour by H.E Daniel Chemno, Chairman New Kenya Planters Co-operative Union who encouraged the farmers to double their efforts in growing coffee.
During the working tour with area MCA Hon JK Tanui, the Governor also inspected a number of projects which included Turesia Cooperative Society and commissioned Kabokbok road construction as well as launching the Ward grader.
He was accompanied by Deputy Governor Prof. Grace Cheserek, Kabiemit MCA Alfred Barsulai,CECs Alphaeus Tanui, Robert Kangogo, Edwin Seroney, Emmy Kosgei and Michael Kibiwott among other staff.